Monday, October 18, 2004

For those among us who remember SMPs...

How times have changed. From the BBC:
"How is it you are able to farm without subsidies, when so many subsidised farmers in a country like Britain are struggling?"

That was when I became acutely conscious of the hum of the washing machine.

But seeing their nervous glances to one another as they struggled for an answer, it dawned on me that these young New Zealand farmers were not being evasive; they just could not conceptualise what having subsidies might mean.
Read the whole thing.